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Bacterial Infections

Can I get an infection from a toilet seat?

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  • AKevin Windom, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered

    In my 12 years of gynecologic practice, I have not seen a patient get an infection from a toilet seat. Most women are very diligent with their hygiene, especially in public restrooms. It is extremely unlikely that bacteria would grow on a toilet seat then get into a person's vagina or urethra.

     

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